Bringing Writers and Poets to the UIS Campus
The SHELTERBELT Series presents emerging and established fiction writers and poets of national reputation. Visiting writers give readings from their work, discuss the writing (and publishing) life, and visit UIS classes.
Previous visiting writers have included:
- Erin Elizabeth Smith,
- T.A. Noonan,
- Daniel Crocker,
- Stephen Frech,
- Mary Jo Bang, and
- Bonnie Jo Campbell.
The first event of the 2013 Fall Semester occurred on Thursday, October 3, featuring Minnesota poet Matt Rasmussen. His debut collection, Black Aperture, received the 2012 Walt Whitman Award from the Academy of American Poets and longlisted for the National Book Award in Poetry this year.
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